Today we’re exploring social mobility in some more depth. We’ll look at intergenerational and intragenerational mobility and the difference between absolute and relative mobility. We’ll go over the long run upward social mobility trends in the United States, as well as recent declines in absolute social mobility. We’ll also explore how opportunities for social mobility differ by class, race, and gender.

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References:
Sociology by John J. Macionis, 15th edition (2014)

Measuring relative mobility, part https://www.brookings.edu/blog/social-mobility-memos/2015/04/28/measuring-relative-mobility-part-2/

Five Bleak Facts on Black Opportunity https://www.brookings.edu/blog/social-mobility-memos/2015/01/15/five-bleak-facts-on-black-opportunity/

Pay Equity & Discrimination https://iwpr.org/issue/employment-education-economic-change/pay-equity-discrimination/

In the U.S. and abroad, more young adults are living with their parents http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/05/24/in-the-u-s-and-abroad-more-young-adults-are-living-with-their-parents/